Alice and Lewis

Alice and Lewis

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Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 2:30 pm | La Casa Grande
Sat Mar 2, 2019 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center


Alice and Lewis

Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Elina Street
Narrative Short
U.S.A. | 16 min | 2017


Alice prefers to read books and tell stories rather than listening to her math tutor. Reality takes a curious turn, when Alice’s Wonderland slowly surfaces, and her tutor Mr. Dodgson finds himself haunted and slowly enraptured by it.



Elina Street, Director | Alice & LewisElina Street
Director

Elina Street was born in Boston, USA, and raised in Fontainebleau, France. Her passion for performing arts brought her to the UK where she worked at the British Film Institute (BFI) and completed a BA in Filmmaking at Kingston University, London. She began her career in the Documentary world and her films were screened internationally. Elina currently resides in New York City where she works as an Assistant Director and Producer on Feature Films, TV Shows and Commercials. Alice and Lewis is Elina’s directorial debut in the fiction world.

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Film Information


Directors:  Elina Street
Country: U.S.A.
Year: 2017
Language: English
Runtime: 16 min.
Rated: PG

Credits


Producers: James Cernero, Louise de Nexon, Maxime Arthur Gibert, Lyman Creason
Writer: Elina Street
Director of Photography: Konstantin Lyubimov
Editor: James Cernero, Max Bregerie, Joachim Pfefferkorn
Sound Designer: Lee Salevan
Composer: Li Zong

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American Letters

American Letters

Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 2:30 pm | La Casa Grande
Sat Mar 2, 2019 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center



American Letters

Directed by Kevin Keck
Narrative Short
U.S.A. | 19 min | 2018


Kevin Keck was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has directed short films, documentaries, and pilots in multiple genres as well as directed a commercial that was a 2018 semi-finalist for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards. His most recent film, American Letters has won multiple awards and has been an official selection in festivals across the US and UK. He recently graduated from Dodge College at Chapman University in Orange, California with a degree in Film Production and looks forward to telling challenging, character driven stories.


American Letters - Kevin KeckKevin Keck
Director

Kevin was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. After entering film festivals throughout high school, Kevin founded the Powell High School Film Festival which he ran for two years. He has had multiple films appear in both the Knoxville 24-Hour Film Festival and the Knoxville Film Festival. In May of 2018 Kevin will graduate from Dodge College at Chapman University in Orange, California with a degree in Film Production. While at Chapman he worked on several projects and has directed four short films as part of the school’s program. Kevin was recently selected as one of 10 filmmakers to compete in the Tennessee 10 Best of the Best filmmaking challenge as one of the top filmmakers in Tennessee.

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Film Information


Directors: Kevin Keck
Country: U.S.A
Year: 2018
Language: English
Runtime: 19 min.
Rated: PG

Credits


Producer:  Mark Alexander
Written:
Kevin Keck
Director of Photography: Christian Colwell
Composer: Robert Mai
Production Designer: Francesca Parodi
Editor: Breeana Kovelman
Sound Designer: Marshall Forbis

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Down on Luck

Down on Luck

Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 2:30 pm | La Casa Grande
Sat Mar 2, 2019 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center


Down on Luck

Directed by Vidar T. Aune
Narrative Short
Norway | 15 min | 2017


Kai Ove works at a desolate gas station. When he is put in charge of the register for a couple of hours, he suddenly receives more responsibility than he ever wanted as a woman shows up, fleeing from her violent ex-husband.



Down on Luck - Vidar T. AuneVidar T. Aune
Director

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Film Information


Directors:  Vidar T. Aune
Country: Norway
Year: 2017
Language: Norwegian
Runtime: 15 min.
Rated: R

Credits


Producers: Mathias Dahlstrøm, Vidar T. Aune
Written:
Vidar T. Aune,  Robert A. Adams
Director of Photography: Vegard Jonsson
Editor: Robert Alexander Adams

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The Fashion Show

Fashion Show, The

Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 2:30 pm | La Casa Grande
Sat Mar 2, 2019 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center



The Fashion Show

Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Lucy Lumsden
Narrative Short
United Kingdom | 16 min | 2017


This is a coming of age story about a 12 year old girl who lives on a sheep farm in a remote part of Northern Ireland. Every summer her quiet life is interrupted by the local festival which hosts among other events a sheep fashion show.



The Fashion Show - Lucy LumsdenLucy Lumsden
Director

For the last 16 years Lucy has headed up comedy for BBC and Sky. In 2015 she wrote and directed her first short film Honeysuckle, a drama starring Miriam Margolyes which won the Jury Prize at last year’s Montreal World Film Festival. Most recently Lucy directed Nish Kumar and Trygve Wakenshaw’s Christmas Comedies for Sky.
Lucy has set up Yellow Door Productions, based in London, to develop scripted content for the UK and US, and in April 2016 announced a development deal with ABC Studios.

The Fashion Show

Film Information


Directors:  Lucy Lumsden
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2017
Language: English
Runtime: 16 min.
Rated: G

Credits


Written: Lucy Lumsden
Director of Photography: Mark Garrett
Editor: Anuree de Silva
Producers:  Helen Murray
Sound Recordist: Derek Hehir

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Mirette

Mirette

Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 2:30 pm | La Casa Grande
Sat Mar 2, 2019 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center



Mirette

Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Helen O’Hanlon
Narrative Short
United Kingdom | 29 min | 2017


At the turn of the 20th Century, at a boardinghouse in Paris, a young girl’s life is changed by the arrival of a mysterious man, whom she discovers is a wirewalker.

Based on the much loved Caldecott Medal winning book starring Academy Award nominee Tom Conti, BAFTA winner Miriam Margolyes and rising star Dixie Egerickx.



Mirette - Helen O'HanlonHelen O’Hanlon
Director

Hailed as an ‘exciting future voice in cinema’ at the 53rd New York Film Festival, Helen’s debut film ‘How to be a Villain’ became a favourite of critics and audiences and won a number of awards, including Best Director at the Oscar-qualifying Bermuda International Film Festival and The Forry Ackerman Award for Imagination in Film at the inaugural Silver Scream Film Festival.

She is trailblazing the ‘Mirette’ format of short form live action children’s book adaptations with more titles in the pipeline. In the meantime she has originated a new travel show format with UK comedy legend, Vic Reeves and is developing a feature-length version of Mirette.

Mirette Film Poster | Helen O'Hanlon, Director

Film Information


Directors: Helen O’Hanlon
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2017
Language: English
Runtime: 29 min
Rated:

Credits


Written: Helen O’Hanlon
Director of Photography: Mark Stubbs FSC
Composer: Art Lewy
Editor: Iain Whitewright
Producers:  Michael Stanish, Helen O’Hanlon
Executive Producer: Michael Stanish

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